Washington

Washington
Author: Ron Chernow
Release: 2010-10-05
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9781101444184
Language: en
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From the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical, comes a gripping portrait of the first president of the United States. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography “Truly magnificent . . . [a] well-researched, well-written and absolutely definitive biography” —Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal “Until recently, I’d never believed that there could be such a thing as a truly gripping biography of George Washington . . . Well, I was wrong. I can’t recommend it highly enough—as history, as epic, and, not least, as entertainment.” —Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional figure and brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway musical Hamilton has sparked new interest in the Revolutionary War and the Founding Fathers. In addition to Alexander Hamilton, the production also features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Lafayette, and many more.

Midnight in Washington

Midnight in Washington
Author: Adam Schiff
Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: Random House
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780593231548
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour, from the rise of autocracy unleashed by Trump to the January 6 insurrection, and a warning that those forces remain as potent as ever—from the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump “Engaging and informative . . . a manual for how to probe and question power, how to hold leaders accountable in a time of diminishing responsibility.”—The Washington Post In the years leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Congressman Adam Schiff had already been sounding the alarm over the resurgence of autocracy around the world, and the threat this posed to the United States. But as he led the probe into Donald Trump’s Russia and Ukraine-related abuses of presidential power, Schiff came to the terrible conclusion that the principal threat to American democracy now came from within. In Midnight in Washington, Schiff argues that the Trump presidency has so weakened our institutions and compromised the Republican Party that the peril will last for years, requiring unprecedented vigilance against the growing and dangerous appeal of authoritarianism. The congressman chronicles step by step just how our democracy was put at such risk, and traces his own path to meeting the crisis—from serious prosecutor, to congressman with an expertise in national security and a reputation for bipartisanship, to liberal lightning rod, scourge of the right, and archenemy of a president. Schiff takes us inside his team of impeachment managers and their desperate defense of the constitution amid the rise of a distinctly American brand of autocracy. Deepening our understanding of prominent public moments, Schiff reveals the private struggles, the internal conflicts, and the triumphs of courage that came with defending the republic against a lawless president—but also the slow surrender of people that he had worked with and admired to the dangerous immorality of a president engaged in an historic betrayal of his office. Schiff’s fight for democracy is one of the great dramas of our time, told by the man who became the president’s principal antagonist. It is a story that began with Trump but does not end with him, taking us through the disastrous culmination of the presidency and Schiff’s account of January 6, 2021, and how the anti-democratic forces Trump unleashed continue to define his party, making the future of democracy in America more uncertain than ever.

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745 1799

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources  1745 1799
Author: George Washington
Release: 1931
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015012882927
Language: en
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Washington s Public and Private Forests

Washington s Public and Private Forests
Author: Anonim
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 144
ISBN: MINN:31951D01554627Q
Language: en
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Last Will and Testament of George Washington of Mount Vernon

Last Will and Testament of George Washington  of Mount Vernon
Author: George Washington
Release: 1911
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 66
ISBN: HARVARD:HX4NCX
Language: en
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A Look at Washington State History

A Look at Washington State History
Author: Anonim
Release: 2021
Editor: In the Hands of a Child
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Language: en
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Historical Tours Washington DC

Historical Tours Washington  DC
Author: Randi Minetor
Release: 2015-04-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781493017799
Language: en
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These history travel guides provide an introduction discussing the history and preservation of the present-day site and facilities and include a detailed, walking tour interspersed with first-hand accounts about the cemetery and events that have taken place there. A timeline runs through the walking tour giving descriptions of key personalities who conceived, planned and designed the area with brief and colorful biographies. Also included is information that visitors to the site need to know about planning a trip there, including where to stay, eat, and what to see nearby.

Washington on Courage

Washington on Courage
Author: George Washington
Release: 2012-06-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781620873908
Language: en
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George Washington was the senior officer of the colonial forces during the first stages of the French and Indian War, the commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, the man who presided over the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution, and the first president of what became the United States of America; is it any wonder we look to this brave and forward-thinking man for inspiration on how to live with courage and honor? Including letters to friends and foes during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, orders and instructions to the troops, and speeches he gave during his life, collected here are essays and advice by George Washington on living a courageous life.

George Washington or Life in America One Hundred Years Ago

George Washington  or  Life in America One Hundred Years Ago
Author: John S. C. Abbott
Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Good Press
Pages: 623
ISBN: EAN:4057664573193
Language: en
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"George Washington; or, Life in America One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Fodor s Around Washington D C With Kids

Fodor s Around Washington  D C  With Kids
Author: Kathryn McKay
Release: 2013-06-04
Editor: Fodor's
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780891419747
Language: en
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A guide to the family-friendly sights, eateries, and attractions of Washington, D.C., including information on planning the best itinerary and keeping children interested.

Washington s Taiwan Dilemma 1949 1950

Washington s Taiwan Dilemma  1949 1950
Author: David Finkelstein
Release: 2014-02-15
Editor: Naval Institute Press
Pages: 402
ISBN: 9781612514741
Language: en
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The declaration of the People’s Republic of China in October 1949 presented American foreign policy officials with two dilemmas: how to deal with the communist government on the mainland and what to do about Chiang Kai-shek’s holdout Nationalist regime on Taiwan. By early 1950 these questions were pressing hard upon U.S. civilian and military planners and policy makers, for it appeared that the Red Army was preparing to invade the island. Most observers believed that nothing short of American military intervention would preclude a communist victory on Taiwan. How U.S. officials grappled with the question of what to do about Taiwan is at the heart of this study. Prior to the publication of this book, much of the historical literature on this critical period in U.S. policy toward China concentrated on the question of relations with the new regime in Beijing. A focus on those debates has largely overshadowed the concomitant policy debates that centered around the question of how to deal with the Nationalist regime on Taiwan. As this study shows, the two issues were inextricably linked and developing a Taiwan policy was no less difficult or controversial. Heavily informed by an analysis of declassified U.S. government documents and other primary sources, this history strongly suggests that had North Korea not invaded the south in June 1950 the U.S. would not have intervened to save Chiang Kai-shek and Taiwan from near-certain invasion. Beyond the narrative itself, this volume is also a case study into the complex and sometimes messy processes by which foreign policy is made. It explores the tensions that existed within the Truman administration between the State Department and various newly-created entities such as the Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council. Indeed, the history of policymaking for China and Taiwan in 1949-50 is also a case study in the early development of the post-war interagency system. It also underscores the tensions between the Executive and Legislative branches in the development of foreign policy. The study also brings to light little-discussed and often uncomfortable issues in Taiwan history, some of which still have relevance to politics on the island even today. These include the legacies of the Japanese colonial experience, the post-war Nationalist occupation, and the early stirrings of the “Formosan” independence movement, to name just a couple. Today, U.S. policy toward Taiwan remains a highly-charged and fundamentally divisive issue in U.S.-China relations — especially the security dimensions of that policy. And even today U.S. Taiwan policy is still subject to partisan politics in Washington as well as in Taipei. For those who still grapple with this issue, this volume presents the roots of the dilemma and essential background reading.

An Outdoor Family Guide to Washington s National Parks and Monument

An Outdoor Family Guide to Washington s National Parks and Monument
Author: Vicky Spring,Tom Kirkendall
Release: 1998
Editor: The Mountaineers Books
Pages: 286
ISBN: 0898865522
Language: en
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Using this complete guide, residents and tourists alike can discover the exciting activities and attractions found in these beautiful and easily accessible parks. From dramatic Mount Baker to lush Paradise near Mount Rainier, from the eerie moonscape of Mount St. Helens to the craggy beaches of the Olympic Peninsula, every destination offers unique rewards to those willing to explore. 83 maps. 90 photos.

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745 1799 1776 cont

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources  1745 1799  1776  cont
Author: George Washington
Release: 1776
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105004964206
Language: en
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The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745 1799 Volume 23 August 16 1781 February 15 1782

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745 1799 Volume 23 August 16  1781 February 15  1782
Author: Fitzpatrick, John C.
Release: 1939-01-01
Editor: Best Books on
Pages: 606
ISBN: 9781623764333
Language: en
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The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources 1745-1799; prepared under the direction of the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission and published by authority Library of Congress.

Irving s Works Life of George Washington

Irving s Works  Life of George Washington
Author: Washington Irving
Release: 1902
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015066186753
Language: en
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Heroes of the Underground Railroad Around Washington

Heroes of the Underground Railroad Around Washington
Author: Jenny Masur
Release: 2019-01-21
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781439666036
Language: en
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Many of the unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad lived and worked in Washington, D.C. Men and women, black and white, operatives and freedom seekers--all demonstrated courage, resourcefulness and initiative. Leonard Grimes, a free African American, was arrested for transporting enslaved people to freedom. John Dean, a white lawyer, used the District courts to test the legality of the Fugitive Slave Act. Anna Maria Weems dressed as a boy in order to escape to Canada. Enslaved people engineered escapes, individually and in groups, with and without the assistance of an organized network. Some ended up back in slavery or in jail, but some escaped to freedom. Anthropologist and author Jenny Masur tells their stories.

Biographical Memoirs of the Illustrious Gen George Washington

Biographical Memoirs of the Illustrious Gen  George Washington
Author: Thomas Condie
Release: 1814
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 287
ISBN: CHI:100810579
Language: en
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Historical Relics of George Washington Inherited and Collected by Mr William Lanier Washington

Historical Relics of George Washington Inherited and Collected by Mr  William Lanier Washington
Author: William Lanier Washington
Release: 1917
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 90
ISBN: MINN:31951002380752H
Language: en
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